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The Origin of Beauty

Happy new year everyone!

After this long break, we are getting ready for the first 2014 meeting.

The topic of the discussion will be "The origin of beauty".

To anchor the discussion, I have chosen "On the intellectual beauty" Treatise 31 by Plotinus. It is part of the 5th Ennead, eight tractate. You can find the text, free, right here: http://sacred-texts.com/cla/plotenn/enn477.htm

Hungry for additional reading? You will find the Sixth Tractate on beauty: http://sacred-texts.com/cla/plotenn/enn060.htm

Curious about Plotinus? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plotinus

Discussion is already open. Please keep it on topic. 

Feel free to suggest additional reading or references.


Nic

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I apologize I will not be able to attend tonight. I am currently stuck grounded at the airport due to weather/volume. I hope to make the next meeting and get a chance to meet everyone. I am keeping up with the readings- read our assigned on the plane. So interesting! Thank you...

    February 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No worries. You can always share comments on the readings right here.

      February 6, 2014

  • Jeff

    Sorry I can't be there. I'm glad to see that the Houston Philosophy Meetup is alive and well!

    February 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Origin of Beauty.
    Discussion topic is posted. Thank you all for you votes.
    Bring new philosophers or current members and make this meeting as passionate as such a the topic deserves.

    January 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone. Jusr few hours left to vote for your favorite topic for the next meeting. With just one vote difference between the top two, you can.still make it swing to the subject of your choice. Head to the poll section and vote!

    January 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have not voted yet?
    Jump on the poll page and pick you favorite topic for the next meeting.

    BEAUTY is leading the pack so far.

    January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    ...in terms conversation, I consider myself as a generalist; I am simply interested in pursuing a discussion that challenges my assumptions, dogmas, and biases.....

    January 7, 2014

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